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Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Women

  • Amy Whitaker
  • Melissa Gilliam


  • Evidence-based and up to date

  • Focused and concise content

  • Contains information for the clinician and resources to pass on to patients


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Amy Whitaker, Melissa Gilliam
    Pages 1-14
  3. Eve Espey, Tanya Pasternack
    Pages 15-23
  4. Romina L. Barral, Melanie A. Gold
    Pages 25-44
  5. Mimi Zieman
    Pages 45-62
  6. Elisabeth Woodhams, Melissa Gilliam
    Pages 63-76
  7. Rachel B. Rapkin, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Pages 77-88
  8. Ellie J. Birtley, Patricia A. Lohr
    Pages 89-106
  9. Bliss Kaneshiro, Alison Edelman
    Pages 107-122
  10. Elizabeth Janiak, Deborah Bartz
    Pages 123-146
  11. Sloane L. York, Cassing Hammond
    Pages 147-165
  12. Juliana Melo, Stephanie Teal
    Pages 167-178
  13. Melissa Kottke
    Pages 179-191
  14. Stephanie Sober, Courtney A. Schreiber
    Pages 205-216
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 217-250

About this book


Now more than ever there is a need for youth to learn about and use contraception consistently and effectively. Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Women is a valuable resource for gynecologists and primary care practitioners who are on the front lines when it comes to discussing, recommending, and prescribing contraceptive options to adolescent and young adult women. The book is filled with evidence-based information presented in an easy-to-access format, ideal for the busy clinician who needs information at his or her fingertips. The first chapter answers the question “why is contraception important in this population?” and outlines the basics of the initial clinical visit. The book continues by covering each method of contraception currently available, and concludes with a survey of special issues pertinent to young women. In its entirety, the content lays the groundwork for helping providers improve clinical practice in contraceptive care, tailored to the unique needs of young women. This book serves as an excellent reference for family physicians, adolescent medicine physicians, gynecologists, and anyone who wishes to learn and implement best contraceptive counseling and provision practices. 



Editors and affiliations

  • Amy Whitaker
    • 1
  • Melissa Gilliam
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive ResearchThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive ResearchThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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